To the Editor:
Are you at all frustrated with the political direction Vermont is currently on? A group of us have formed the Green Mountain Party to address the concerns of so many in Vermont that are being ignored. Here is a link to our party at the secretary of state, www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/parties.aspx.
Our platform includes term limits, eight years or two terms, whichever is longer; it’s standard for our party and we’d push the state to adopt this from select board to governor.
Our seven-point plan is directed at the following:
Ethics – Bring our D- to an A+. Give our ethics commission money to operate, investigatory powers and enforcement powers.
Big money influence out-of-state government – We’d tax out-of-state lobbyists and PAC money heavily. PAC money is just legalized bribery funding propaganda and enriching those who peddle the propaganda.
Stop gross negligence with tax money – We aim to improve schooling and health care; just a few years ago we were 25 percent and 30 percent cheaper than today.
Drugs – Our approach has failed on almost every attempt. We need a concerted focus, multipronged strategy to get this scourge from ruining our society further.
Jobs – We have a climate that is not conducive or friendly toward business development and growth. We need good education for our citizens. We need business education.
Schools – We can do better and for far less money. The state is gutting our communities and taking control of our towns. We can provide a quality college education for 70 percent less than the universities through use of state-certified college-level educators and community building use.
Homes – Our current regulatory climate is abusive to anyone earning an average wage. We can efficiently provide an affordable house for less than $600 per month, the cost to rent a studio apartment. Three-bedroom, 1,000 square feet, six homes to an acre.
Want our system to change? Help us organize in your town so we can be a significant party in 2018. It only takes three to four people and about 15 minutes.